October 7, 2022


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How to Check Your CPU Temperature

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Checking your PC’s CPU temperature is similar to checking your car’s oil: You don’t need to do it daily, but you’ll need to check your processor’s temperatures every few months. This is especially true if you regularly strain your system with higher loads like you’ll do with the Best CPUs for gaming, or if you’re an enthusiast that overclocks your CPU. 

Luckily, checking your CPU temperature is simple and doesn’t require you to open up your PC and stick a thermometer inside. Instead, every CPU comes with built-in digital thermal sensors, so all you need is a bit of software to read the measurements.